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Re:Born Digital, in Video

Re:Born Digital, in Video

2010 summer interns take up "Born Digital"

This year's Berkman Center summer interns tackled a big special project on top of their primary research responsibilities, working with the Youth and Media project and the Center's digital media producer to create a set of videos -- one for each chapter/topic of John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's Born Digital.

Small teams of interns collected around the series of topics and formed video interpretations and presentations from out of their own perspectives and experiences, as well as the ways in which the topic intersected with their primary Berkman projects.

Ten shiny new videos are the result of their summer-long efforts (they join a previous group of interns' work as Reporters in the Field). They had their debut at a community screening event with Berkman staff, family, and friends, and the batch is now online and CC-licensed:

Bonus! As though on cue, two recent book reviews have picked Born Digital back up in thinking through Nicholas Carr's new book The Shallows:

Double bonus! The videos will be playing between sessions at the Open Video Conference, which you can tune in live on October 1 and 2 via

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Youth and Media

Youth and Media (YaM) encompasses an array of research, advocacy, and development initiatives around youth (age 12-18) and digital technology.

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Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

Based on original research and advancing new theories, leading internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a sociological portrait of the 'Born Digital'…